Skiving-Machine Operator

Operate skiving machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Skiving-Machine Operators do?

Operates skiving machine to round and groove rectangular, hollow, wooden blanks to shape parts for rifles and shotguns: Mounts blank between front and tail mandrels and locks tailstock to secure workpiece. Starts machine to rotate blank. Turns handcrank to feed skiving knives into workpiece until lug stops are reached, indicating end of cut. Reverses handcrank to withdraw knives. Moves lever to bring cutters down to trim and face ends. Examines finished piece for imperfections, such as cracks, knots, and broken ends. Measures length and diameter of slide handles and depth of grooves, using fixed gauges.

Should I be a Skiving-Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Skiving Machine Operator, Skoog Patching Machine Operator

    How to become a Skiving-Machine Operator

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